Dignity Smiles program adds dental treatment to employment aid

VERO BEACH — Brigitte Thomas of Gifford was in have to have of occupation teaching and turned to the Eating with Dignity Culinary Plan at The Source to hone her cooking abilities and land a career.

But she by no means imagined the employment assistance she obtained would also help with some much-essential dental treatment she had been not able to find the money for for a lot of several years.

A new method called Dignity Smiles is a partnership in between The Supply and two neighborhood dentists: retired prosthodontist Dr. Thomas Balshi who now lives in Vero Seashore and Dr. Sadesh Kumar, the founder of Wickham Dental Treatment in Melbourne. Balshi is a extensive-time supporter of The Resource and its program that serves the homeless and needy in Indian River County.

As a result of Dignity Smiles, patients like Thomas get totally free dental treatment to enhance their probabilities of obtaining fulltime work, according to The Supply Govt Director Anthony Zorbaugh.